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Azerbaijan - Online journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that a court in the Baku district of Absheron yesterday sentenced online journalist Ramin Bayramov, the editor of the website, to 18 months in prison on charges of illegal possession of drugs and firearms. He has been detained since 11 July 2011. “Bayramov is almost certainly just the latest victim of a crackdown on pro-Iranian religious sectors in Azerbaijan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Baku and Tehran must stop making (...)

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